Distant DrumsDistant Drums
) is a film (more specifically, a "Florida western") directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Gary Cooper
. It is set in the 1840s
, with Cooper playing an Army captain who destroys a fort held by the Seminole Indians then retreats into the Everglades
while under chase.
An esoteric fact about the film is that it is the earliest known use of a sound effect called the Wilhelm scream.